Gunstock Mountain Resort

719 Cherry Valley Road Gilford, New Hampshire. For days/hours of operation please visit the Gunstock Mountain Resort website or call 603-293-4341 for ride reservations.

Wonder Zip

(Span 1)

  • 2 cables side by side
  • Length: 451 ft long
  • Vertical Drop: 11% average grade
  • Top Speed: 35 mph

Panorama Zip

(Span 2)

  • 2 cables side by side
  • Length: 273 ft long
  • Vertical Drop: 16% average grade
  • Top Speed: 25 mph

Recoil Zip

(Span 3)

  • 2 cables side by side
  • Length: 3,981 ft long
  • Vertical Drop: 19% average grade
  • Top Speed: 68 mph

Pistol Zip

(Span 4)

  • 2 cables side by side
  • Length: 3,809 ft long
  • Vertical Drop: 14% average grade
  • Top Speed: 66 mph
"The Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park offers a ZipTour® attraction, featuring dual cables over five spans covering nearly 1.6 miles. The entire guest experience is about 2 hours, and includes a scenic chairlift ride. For many of our guests, the ZipTour is the most exhilarating ride they’ve ever experienced. Before they try the ZipTour®, people constantly tell me “I’ve been zip lining before” and I smile and say “not like this you haven’t!” Our tours are selling out nearly every day, and many people have returned to experience the thrill multiple times. I personally can’t get enough of it."

People really like being able to control their own speed. It gives them a sense of security and safety that other zip line products can’t provide. From an operator’s perspective, the ZipTour® is relatively easy to run. The tour can be run either with dedicated guides accompanying each group, or with guides stationed on the top and bottom of each platform assisting guests on and off the lines. On a busy day, we’ve put more than 350 people a day through the tour.

The ZipTour® has become the anchor attraction for the resort. As the word about the tour spreads, we’re seeing guests from all over the country. We’ve had success in getting ZipTour® guests to try other attractions (Segway Tours, Aerial Treetop Course) while they’re here for their tour. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day 2012, we ran almost 16,500 customers through the tour, and grossed over $1 Million in sales. As of Labor Day weekend (2013), we hosted over 30,000 people on tours, and we reached the $2 million mark in total ZipTour® sales at Gunstock!"

- Greg Goddard, General Manager of Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock introduces the first "summit to base" zip line experience as the most innovative alternative to descending the mountain since wooden skis! With more than 8700 feet of zipping and astounding views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Gunstock's legendary runs seem to drift by as you effortlessly float above (if only skiing were this easy).

Customers begin with a short training session and introduction to the ZipTour equipment on the Demo Zip. Customers then take the Magic Carpet to the top of the first span, the Wonder Zip, for a 451 foot long training ride. Now it's time for the big show. Riders take the Panorama scenic chairlift ride to the very top of Gunstock. Now the adrenaline begins to pump, as anticipation for the next 30 minutes of your life revs the stoke meter to 11!

The first span off the summit, the Panorama Zip is a quick ride that builds confidence. The Recoil Zip, the third span of the tour, takes flight after climbing the 40' tower to Recoil's launching platform. Descending from the tower, surrounded by one of the best views in New Hampshire, the ride is a kaleidoscope of passing scenery beginning above the treetops and flying where only the birds go. With the grand finale on the Pistol Zip, cruising over ski runs to the base village ends with one last highlight, passing over the snowmaking pond. Don't forget to look at your reflection.

With side-by-side cables for the entire ride and rider-controlled ZipTour trolleys, experiencing the ride with friends and family is priceless! You'll have to see it to believe it... the Gunstock ZipTour.